I’ve got myself a setup that is working very well for me now for Zwift running, curious what others are using. I found that while I initially used my garmin 235 forerunner on the treadmill, the inaccuracy of the pace/speed was driving me crazy.
Ultimately, I ended up using the following:
Apple TV 4th generation: To run Zwift (purchased used on eBay for about $50).
Wahoo Tickr Run (currently on sale on the Wahoo site for $59): This captures both heart rate and stride and outputs both to the Apple TV for display on Zwift.
RunSocial Treadtracker ($125): This was the more expensive piece, but it works great and is really in place of getting a “smart” treadmill." The hardware goes underneath any treadmill, and connects via Bluetooth (as a foot pod) to the Apple TV/Zwift. Now whatever speed/pace I punch into the treadmill is displayed quickly and accurately on Zwift.
I recognize that treadmills are not calibrated well and that the speed that I am inputting into the treadmill may not be accurate, but I do appreciate recording the exact speed that I’m putting in on Zwift.
All of this has worked pretty much without a hitch, and means that I’ve got the equivalent of a “smart treadmill” without changing out the existing treadmill that I have.